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RecreativaSmallOlhão’s newest cultural association is throwing open its doors for a special Christmas Market.

Established only last month, the ‘Associação Cultural Re-Criativa República 14’ is based in the beautiful, low white 'Recreativa' building near the Church in Olhão’s Avenida da República and to celebrate the association's creation, a Christmas Market is being held over two weekends from the 8th of December.

Enjoy the Algarve's November issue is out!Read the November 2017 issue of Enjoy the Algarve, ‘Saudade’
In it: we investigate what saudade exactly is. Although it’s one of the hardest words to translate into English, it says so much about the Portuguese culture. As it’s closely linked with fado, we talk to fadistas about the most important thing when performing Portugal’s folk music.

Enjoy the Algarve magazineRead the October 2017 issue of Enjoy the Algarve, ‘Go out & play!’
In it: we take a hike. Because with hundreds of kilometres of gorgeous walking trails, from the Via Algarviana to the Ecovia do Literal, the Algarve is a great region to discover on foot. If you’re not keen on hiking, try hovercraft. This air-cushion vehicle will get you anywhere, even if there’s a rock or a lake in the way.

musicThe Algarve’s regional tourist organisation (Região Tourismo do Algarve) “has missed the chance during the summer of informing tourists what’s going on in the region during the winter, including the 365 Algarve winter programme,” according to the founder of Cultugarve.

After investigating what was available in tourist information offices this summer, regarding the winter programme, this was the conclusion made by Cultugarve’s investigators.

World Record Bungy Jump at Albufeira MarinaJumper Carl Mosca Dionisio recently set a first world record of a bungy jump while driving a crane, from 40 metres and in 1 minute and 27 seconds!

Portuguese born, Kiwi trained, South African Bungy Jump Master Carl Mosca Dionisio achieved the jump at his jump site in Albufeira Marina. The jump site is one of only 5 Water Touch jump sites in the world, and the ONLY one in the world in a Marina.

beachBarImageDay and night, the beaches of the Algarve draw a crowd enjoying the views, food and party atmosphere. Whether for a healthy juice to start the day or for sun-downers to start the night, there are some super beach bars where you can wiggle your toes in the sand and shake your hips to the latest sounds.

Caniço Bar and Restaurant

This unique bar and restaurant has the WOW factor in spades! Built right into the cliffs close to the village of Alvor, Caniço overlooks a very scenic cove beach. Open all day during the summer, there are parties with top DJs, big screens, and all night dancing on the sands. Even getting to Caniço is cool - you have to take an elevator through the rocks!

MBEmedalAngela Morado of the British Vice Consulate in the Algarve has been presented with an Honorary MBE, awarded to her by Her Majesty the Queen, in recognition of her significant contribution to relations between the United Kingdom and Portugal.

The award was formally presented by the British Ambassador to Portugal, Kirsty Hayes, at a reception on Tuesday in Portimão.